Black Mail House – “In the Wilderness”


Released today, “In the Wilderness” delivers a bevy of power-pop hooks from Black Mail House. One of many highlights from the Los Angeles-based band’s new album, Catacombs, “In the Wilderness” soars with jubilant production and a series of captivating twists. The track’s vibrant production is evident immediately, with swift strings and theatrical guitar tones echoing ’70s nostalgia, the melodic throwback aesthetic reminiscent of Bryan Scary and B.C. Camplight. The “go to sleep,” bridge excels into the title-referencing chorus, navigating to a second half with Beach Boys-esque orchestral adornments into the “morning comes,” brightness. “In the Wilderness” is fully exemplary of Black Mail House’s stirring songwriting and shining production.

Stream Catacombs below:

This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2022’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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